Nagasaki Sound is an artist-driven mastering studio co-founded in 2010 by Steve Nagasaki.
With an extensive background in broadcast media, sound design, audio production,
and deejaying, the mastering studio was the perfect outlet to focus Steve's skills
and passion for music and great sound. The mastering studio is geared towards modern
independent artists and labels, attracting a clientele of rock, metal, electronic,
and pop musicians from all over the world. Nagasaki Sound prices itself extremely
competitively, with personal service and attention to each client's specific needs.
Steve prefers to stay behind-the-scenes and let the studio work speak mostly for
itself, which is why he made this bio so short, wrote it in the 3rd person, and left
a bunch of cool stuff out. :) When not in the studio, you can often find him careening
down the nearest mountain via board or bike.
On Mastering Music By Programmers
“The mastering concept for this album was unique for me in that it was the first
time anyone's requested it be completed entirely in software. Usually clients are
after the outboard analog gear and like knowing their music was run through processor
'XYZ' with the 'superfat, warm, analog tubes and stuff', so this was a cool challenge.
Get a fat analog 70-80's electronic sound, minus the fat analog gear! While each
track had slightly different plugins and settings, the 3 main plugs used on each
were DMG Equality (eq), Virtual Tape Machines (for some analog feel), and Fabfilter
Pro-L (limiter). The mastering session was processed within Pro Tools and final SRC
and bit conversion by Sample Manager.”